Wayne Rooney: I'll play anywhere for England

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Wayne Rooney has stated he's happy to play anywhere for his country after playing out on the left against Ecuador.

"I enjoy playing for my country, whether it's left wing, right wing, midfield or up front," Rooney told reporters.

"I've said before I'm always proud to play for England and that won't change no matter where I am on the pitch.

"It's down to the manager to pick where he wants to play me and I'm happy to play anywhere."

Rooney's inclusion in the England starting XI has come under close scrutiny in recent weeks with many calling for him to be dropped in favour of young Everton starlet Ross Barkley.

Former teammate Paul Scholes suggested he may have already passed his peak while others want youth to be given a chance.

Rooney position in the national side has been for years a foregone conclusion, but his apparent willingness to play anywhere is a sign of how desperate he is to start at the World Cup and not be relegated to the bench.

Despite making it very clear he prefers to play down the middle, Rooney scored as England drew 2-2 with Ecuador in Florida, ending a four-game run without a goal for his country.

He was criticised for his performances against Peru and Honduras and Barkley's lively cameo's in those games has only added to the clamour to drop Rooney.

But, it seems all too premature. Rooney, after all is working his way back to full match fitness after a lengthy lay off at the end of the season and few would disagree, that when fit, he is still by far, England's best player.

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